Ugetsu

(1953)

Overview

In the civil wars of 16th century Japan, two ambitious peasants in Nakanogo want to make their fortunes. The potter Genjuro intends to sell his wares for vast profits in the local city, Omizo, while his brother-in-law Tobei wishes to become a samurai. A respected sage warns them against seeking profit in times of war but his advice goes unheeded, and their insistency leads to the ruin of their families.

  1. Akinari Ueda

    Story

  2. Yoshikata Yoda

    Screenplay

  3. Kenji Mizoguchi

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Masayuki Mori

    Masayuki Mori

    Genjurô

  2. Machiko Kyô

    Machiko Kyô

    Lady Wakasa

  3. Kinuyo Tanaka

    Kinuyo Tanaka

    Miyagi

  4. Eitarô Ozawa

    Eitarô Ozawa

    Tobei

  5. Ikio Sawamura

    Genichi

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Original Title 雨月物語

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 7, 1954
    Premiere

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 34m

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